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JeepYJBoy 03-02-2012 07:21 PM

1990 jeep yj 4.2l straight 6 258 5 speed
 
Are there any comments or suggestions about this engine like if it's a good one or what or any personal experiences with them good or bad

BDK 03-02-2012 07:38 PM

I have a 90 and love it, check for rust in the normal spots and ditch the carter BBS for a MC2150 and your golden

daffyheavyd 03-02-2012 07:41 PM

This engine is a throwback to AMC. It is bulletproof- mine is at 230,000 and still going strong.

Kernal Clink 03-02-2012 08:19 PM

I have nothing to add. Those two said it all. Love my 90.

JeepYJBoy 03-02-2012 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BDK
I have a 90 and love it, check for rust in the normal spots and ditch the carter BBS for a MC2150 and your golden

I'm kinda new to the whole jeep thing and am not real sure about the carb I'm sure if it is the carter bbs but I do know it's like a "double barrel" carb not sure if that means anything tho!

JeepYJBoy 03-02-2012 09:39 PM

*not sure if it's the carter bbs carb

Kernal Clink 03-03-2012 08:41 AM

If it's a 2 barrel then it's not the Carter, but even if it was it's not a deal breaker, just an item that needs to be replaced at first opportunity.

BDK 03-06-2012 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Kernal Clink
If it's a 2 barrel then it's not the Carter, but even if it was it's not a deal breaker, just an item that needs to be replaced at first opportunity.

Carter 2bbl was stock on the YJ until 1990.

Kernal Clink 03-06-2012 06:38 PM

My mistake then. My 90 has a 1bbl Carter.

BDK 03-09-2012 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Kernal Clink
My mistake then. My 90 has a 1bbl Carter.

Strange. Must have been swapped on

Xpress 03-09-2012 11:53 PM

It's a horrible engine. You should pull it out and give it to me, then do an SBC swap... :whistling:

JeepYJBoy 03-10-2012 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xpress
It's a horrible engine. You should pull it out and give it to me, then do an SBC swap... :whistling:

Haha so that means its a good one!!

Nubby55 03-10-2012 08:53 AM

Yes it's a real good one, it has a lot of low end torque, great engine for a jeep.


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